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Looking Back for May 20

Musicians from other towns aided program

75 years ago

From the May 20, 1932 issue of The Steamboat Pilot

Musicians from other towns aided program

The first public music entertainment ever given in Steamboat Springs was presented at the Chief Theater last Wednesday and Thursday with a complete new program at each of the four performances, one each afternoon and each evening. The event brought together talent of outstanding quality from Steamboat Springs, Mt. Harris, Oak Creek and Craig.

L.C. Flick was chairman of the entertainment, which was sponsored by the Lions Club as local observance of National Music Week. The presentation of vocal and instrumental music was an expression of melody including the sweet child’s voice of a tiny 4-year-old to the magniloquent pianist and the symphonic ensemble. Everyone was pleased as there were numbers to the liking of all, simple renditions by the children, orchestral selections, instrumental and vocal solos, duets, trios and quartettes. To select the performers for special mention because of their ability, would mean practically a mention of each one. Mr. Flick and his committee extend thanks to every person who participated in the entertainment. The contributions from Oak Creek, Mt. Harris and Craig were particularly appreciated.

While the attendance was not what had been expected in number, those who made up the audiences at each performance were generous in their applause and expressions of appreciations.

Wear a poppy for

our soldier boys

The little red poppies, which the Legion Auxiliary will sell on the streets on Saturday, May 28, are made during the winter and spring months by several thousand disabled veterans of the World War. The job is about done now, with the completion of nearly 10 million flowers. If the people who are in Steamboat on Saturday buy their share of these poppies, and every person in every other town does the same, these men can be assured of a job of making poppies again. The supply of poppies made depends solely upon the number sold.

The situation for the disabled veterans is especially desperate this year. Even in normal times, it was difficult for them to find any means of earning money and under unemployment conditions the Auxiliary poppy program offers almost the only possiblility.

Planting barley

on test plots

T.G. Stewart, extension representative of the Colorado Agricultural College on crops and soils, was in Steamboat Springs Tuesday and Wed-

nesday making an inspection with County Agent Floyd Moon of the thistle plots which had been sprayed for eradication last fall.

In some places the plots were clean and in others the thistles had made a good growing start. Where the thistles had been molested or cut before they had reached a certain stage of growth, the plants had made a new vigorous start, but on the areas where the thistles had been allowed to reach a certain state of maturity before spray was applied the areas were practically clean.

School exhibit shows great progress of pupils

The manual work on exhibition in the Steamboat grade and high schools Friday shows great progress from the first grade to the remarkable achievements of the seniors in high school. The ground covered includes the simple cutting, folding, pasting and grouping of the first grade to the intricate drawing and color work, maps and cabinetwork of the higher grades.

A real store with things for sale was the feature of the first graders, the little folks proudly offering their wares and making change. Their exhibits included poster work, designs, cutouts, etc. in addition to similar displays the second grade included mat weaving, black and white work, booklets and other handicrafts. The second-grade specialty was a home completely furnished.

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